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Report: Dodgers interested in Marte

STARLING MARTE - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

The Dodgers have interest in trading for the Pirates’ Starling Marte, according to a report from NBC Sports Los Angeles’ Michael J. Duarte.

While no deal appears imminent, industry sources have told DKPittsburghSports.com in recent months that the Pirates have showed interest in such Dodgers players as right-hander Ross Stripling and left-handed hitting outfielders Joc Pederson and Alex Verdugo.

Marte is entering the final guaranteed season of his six-year, $34-million contract and is scheduled to make $10,333,333 in 2019. The Pirates also hold team options for $11.5 million in 2020 and $12.5 million in 2021 that can be bought out for $2 million and $1 million.

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